Lunar Dance (move)

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Lunar Dance
みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance
Lunar Dance V.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Increased Voltage is added to the performance score.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A move of huge appeal, but using it prevents the user from taking further contest moves.

Lunar Dance (Japanese: みかづきのまい Crescent Moon Dance) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Cresselia.


Generation IV

Lunar Dance causes the user to faint, but restores the HP, PP and removes all status conditions (except fainting) of the Pokémon that is sent out to take its place. If the user moves before the opponent, the restored Pokémon is then sent out before the end of its turn.

Generation V

The receiving Pokémon is now sent out at the end of the turn after all other Pokémon have moved.

Lunar Dance can now be stolen by Snatch.


Games Description
The user faints. In return, the Pokémon taking its place will have its status and HP fully restored.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 84 84 1, 84 1, 84
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Lunar Dance reduces the user's HP to 1, and restores all the HP and PP of team members in the same room as the user. It also removes any status conditions on those Pokémon and breaks any move seals caused by seal traps.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Lunar Dance IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 新月舞 Xīn​yuè​-wǔ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lunardans
France Flag.png French Danse-Lune
Germany Flag.png German Lunartanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Σεληνιακός Χορός
Italy Flag.png Italian Lunardanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 초승달춤 Choseungdal Chum
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dança Lunar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Lunar

Variations of the move Destiny Bond
Status Destiny BondGrudgeHealing WishLunar DanceMemento

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